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Special Tribunal sets aside another dodgy Covid PPE tender

It may have happened nearly four years ago, but South Africans have not forgotten the mad rush to exploit the relaxed emergency procurement regulations that were put in place when Covid-19 hit the country. Corruption flourished as civil servants and private companies alike fell over themselves to grab a slice of the pie. Overnight, companies Read more >

Add your voice to South Africa’s election agenda!

In the build-up to the general elections, the Nguvu Collective, an organisation working with marginalised communities in building leaders that will take the voice of the community forward, has launched its South Africa 2024 Elections survey to learn more about the issues South Africans care about. The organisation is committed to working with people on Read more >

SIU authorised to investigate Home Affairs and PRASA

Source: Special Investigating Unit President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed two proclamations authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of serious maladministration in the affairs of Department of Home Affairs and Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), and improper or unlawful conduct by officials or employees of the State entities, and to recover Read more >

AGSA seeing improvement in municipalities’ response to MIs

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke appeared virtually before the parliamentary Standing Committee on the Auditor General on 9 February 2024, to brief members on progress regarding the material irregularities (MIs) it had identified during municipal audits. Maluleke said that the presentation aimed to brief the committee on the impact that AGSA has been making in the implementation Read more >

Shooting the messenger: standard practice for corrupt governments

Image: Freepik image generator Source: Transparency International As Transparency International’s official chapter in South Africa, Corruption Watch keeps a keen eye on the activities of our fellow chapters around the world. When those chapters are baselessly attacked for doing their work, it resonates with us because we, too, have experienced this unpleasantness. It’s something anti-corruption Read more >

Time for a global strategy against organised crime

By Walter Kemp First published on GI-TOC Organised crime is moving up the international agenda. People and governments are becoming increasingly concerned about violence and instability associated with criminality. The recent crises in Haiti and Ecuador are cases in point. These are accompanied by a wide array of emerging threats from synthetic drugs to piracy Read more >

Are the ANC corruption watchdog’s new teeth sharp enough?

By Moepeng Valencia Talane – CW Voices “The ANC has completed its consolidation of the framework on the integrity commission, thus paving the way for accelerated and beyond-reproach implementation of processes to uphold the integrity of the organisation.” ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula said this at the press briefing that followed the ANC NEC meeting in Read more >

Sona 2024: a historic opportunity to set our country on a new course

By Institute for Economic Justice and 15 other organisationsFirst published on Daily Maverick Dear Mr President, 2024 is a watershed moment for South Africa. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of South Africa’s constitutional democracy and the seventh time South African citizens will exercise their democratic rights in a general election. As you finalise Read more >